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Blog entry by Dominik Matus posted 11-23-2013 12:12 AM 1337 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m just making this marquetry to guild casket. It’s motive from Jean-Baptiste-Charles Claudot’s painting. I’m using burning to crate shadows.

Finished

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 12:20 AM

Wow!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 02:30 AM

Ultra nice work, what method are you using ? Will love to see the finished piece.

-- Tom D

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#3 posted 11-23-2013 03:00 AM

Very nice Dominik. Looking great so far.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 04:48 AM

Very ambitious project…looks like you are off to a great start…Please tell us some more details!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#5 posted 11-23-2013 05:55 AM

that’s a big undertaking! a picture with a lot of detail. what type of wood is the columns made of?
and nice work too!

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Dominik Matus

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#6 posted 11-23-2013 09:19 AM

Thanks. I’m using method “piece by piece”. It’s simple cut veneer. Pillars are made of elm, other is walnut and similar textured woods. I don’t know what it is.

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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#7 posted 11-23-2013 05:10 PM

That looks amazing. Great work!

-- I never finish anyth

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#8 posted 11-23-2013 05:22 PM

That’s a nice piece of work. It looks almost like a painting.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 11-23-2013 05:27 PM

Amazing and ambitious you have to be a master to take on a project like this.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dominik Matus

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#10 posted 11-23-2013 05:35 PM

thanks. I think it could be done by everybody with feeling to it and with patience. It’s not that hard. You only have to play with texture and shadows.

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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#11 posted 11-23-2013 07:36 PM

Looks wonderful. An excellent choice of veneers for this particular piece in my opinion.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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